Indian Sports Live Updates: March 20 — PV Sindhu Semifinal at 2021 All England Open Badminton LIVE
All the latest updates on Indian sports from PV Sindhu's All-England Badminton Open semi-finals, ISSF World Cup and others.
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Our focus for today will primarily be on the Indian shuttler and reigning World Champion PV Sindhu who will play against Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand second All England Open Badminton Championships semi-finals today. Sindhu has of late been acknowledged as a big-tournament player who shows stupendous form when it is a matter of prestigious tournaments.
Catch all the LIVE updates of the day here:
- 20 March 2021 7:21 AM GMT
Indian boxer Vijender Singh registered his first defeat in his professional boxing career against Artysh Lopsan in the "Battle of Ship" event on the rooftop of Majestic Pride Casino Ship on the Mandovi River in Goa. Returning to the boxing ring after more than a year, Vijender Singh was up against the Russian Artysh Lopsan, in 'Battle of Ship'. Olympic medallist Vijender was completely overplayed in the first four rounds. After a minute in the fifth round, an injured Vijender could not continue the bout and the referee had to call off the bout.
- 20 March 2021 7:09 AM GMT
Quote from Indian boxer Vijender Singh after yesterday's loss:
"Winning and losing is part of the game. It was just not my day. I always believe in working hard and I'm sure I'll make a strong comeback to the ring soon."
- 20 March 2021 6:39 AM GMT
In the semifinals, PV Sindhu will face Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong against whom the Indian has a 4-1 head-to-head record. The two shuttlers last faced at the 2021 BWF World Tour final where she won in straight games 21-18, 21-15. The only time Pornpawee beat PV Sindhu was in the 2019 China Open when the Indian lost to Chochuwong 12-21, 21-13, 19-21 in just 58 minutes.